BRITS rate bedrooms as their top priority when looking for a new property, a study shows.
Homeowners and renters say the number of them is their main concern — and how big they are the fourth.
Home hunters say that the bedroom is their main priority when searching for their dream home[/caption]
Garden size comes second in the poll, with off-street parking in third.
A spacious living room rates higher than a modern kitchen, and local shops are a bigger priority than storage space, the poll reveals.
More than two thirds would be put off by slow wi-fi, with two in five deciding against a property after finding out the area had poor broadband.
A third want to be close to a train station and a corner shop. Other important factors include proximity to the pub, number of loos and local traffic levels.
Age of the roof and the flooring also make the top 30.
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Charles Davies, boss at broadband provider Hyperoptic which commissioned the poll of 2,000 Brits, said: “The results show an interesting change in home-movers’ preferences.
“Brits rely on the internet for everything from entertainment to working.
“It’s interesting it is on the same list of priorities as parking and garden sizes.”
Top 20 priorities
- Number of bedrooms
- Garden size
- Off street parking
- Size of the bedrooms
- Spacious living room
- Local shops
- Nearest school
- A garage
- Storage space
- Double glazing
- The amount of decorating which needs doing
- Safety record of the area
- Amount of traffic on the street
- A modern kitchen
- Nearest bus stops
- Where the sun hits the garden
- Separate dining room and kitchen space
- Energy efficiency of the property
- Number of toilets
- Cracks in the walls
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